Kindness Challenge – Day 7

For Day-7 of my Kindness Challenge, we’re keeping it close to home and visiting an elderly neighbour.  I am super excited about this one and hope that our small gesture will make a big difference.

We live opposite a very kind gentleman who is unfortunately in poor health.  He doesn’t seem to have any close family nearby, but I know that he does attend some weekly activities and so gets to connect with people.

During the summer, he posted a leaflet through our door inviting us to his local allotment ‘family day’ event.  Sadly, we was away on holiday and didn’t see the invite until we got home.  I felt awful, but shall make sure we are available to attend with him next year.

kindness challenge elderly neighbour

Whilst we always greet each other with a wave and smile and sometimes enjoy a passing chat, I have decided to step it up.

Today, the boys and I, shall be surprising John with a knock at the door and a small treat.  We shall also be inviting him for ‘Christmas dinner’ at ours, one evening next week.

Whilst its only a small gesture, I hope that it will bring some neighbourly cheer to John this Christmas.

If you would like to know how you can make a difference to an elderly neighbour, visit the NHS website.

Lisa x

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2 Comments

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    RachelSwirl
    December 13, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    such a lovely idea and gesture x

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    Plutonium Sox
    December 12, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Oh that’s so lovely. It’s made me want to drop a card in to our elderly neighbours and to the lady up the road who I always wave and chat to although I don’t know her name. I’ll have to ask her neighbour.
    Nat.x

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